Summer Session { College of Extended Learning }

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Summer Session 2014

Introduction to Summer Session

Summer Session enrollment is open to everyone ― admitted SF State students, prospective students, visitors and the community. Summer Session courses offer an excellent opportunity to meet the faculty, get to know the campus and get acquainted with other students. The course credit you earn may count toward your degree.

Summer Sessions 2014 Dates

R1: June 9 - July 11 (5 weeks)
R2: June 23 - August 15 (8 weeks)
R3: July 14 - August 15 (5 weeks)
R4: June 9 - August 15 (10 weeks)

Quick Reference Guide

Registration for Summer Session Courses

See the Register page for complete information on registering for courses.


Photo: Summer Session Students Study for Class in the Library


Financial Aid

See the Summer Session Financial Aid page for information.

Wait Lists/Full Classes

There will be no wait lists for summer. If a class becomes full, continue to check back to see if a seat opens before the class begins. The best way to do this is to log in to your record on MySFSU, and attempt to enroll in the class. If a seat has opened up in the class and you are logged in, you can enroll yourself instantly at that time.

If you still have not been able to enroll in a class prior to its begin date, you may attend the first meeting. If the instructor approves your admission to the class, and gives you a permit number, use the schedule number and permit number to enroll online at MySFSU.

Course Prerequisities

Read the course description and footnotes in the class schedule. If you have not met the prerequisites and later must drop or withdraw from a course, you will be subject to standard refund deadlines and policies. Read the course descriptions to be sure you fulfilled any prerequisites and are eligible to enroll in each course. Complete course descriptions are listed in the SF State Bulletin and are available online, in the library, and in the SF State Bookstore.

Transfer of Fees 415.405.7700

Students can add and drop classes online up until their payment due date as long as payment has not been submitted. After payment is submitted or the session has begun, students need to contact the Extended Learning office to add and drop and transfer fees within the add/drop deadline for that session. Transfer of fees is permitted only if the transaction is submitted in person on one add/drop form, or by phone to SF State Extended Learning by the Add/Drop Deadline. If the amount of the added course exceeds the amount of the available refund for the dropped course(s), the non-refundable portion of the dropped course fees can be applied toward total fees due. These non-refundable fees are not included in any subsequent refund calculation. Students should not transfer fees more than three times during Summer Session.

After the Add/Drop Deadline, there is no refund or transfer of fees, and students must follow the withdrawal procedures for academic credit courses.

Refund Deadlines & Calculations

Refund amounts are calculated on a per class basis according to the formula for refunds established in Title V of the California Administrative Code. Students may use this chart to calculate the amount of the refund check they can expect to receive in 6 - 8 weeks.

Summer Sessions 2014 Refund Deadlines & Calculations
(R1, R2, R3, R4 only)

Full Refund
(less $20 refund processing fee)
Refund of 65% of Total Fees
No Refund
R1 June 6
June 20
After June 20
R2 June 20
July 7
After July 7
R3 July 11
July 25
After July 25
R4 June 6
June 20
After June 20

See Drops & Refunds for Continuing Education (certificate, CEU, and noncredit) refund policies and procedures.


SF State Extended Learning will process payments from agencies and subsidizers for summer session classes. Admitted SF State students who have subsidy paperwork on file with SF State offices will need to re-submit all of their subsidy paperwork to Extended Learning. For details on the subsidy process at Extended Learning see Payment by Employer/Agency.


See Calendar & Deadlines for deadlines. Students may withdraw from courses after the Drop Deadline and receive a grade of "W" by securing the approval signature of the instructor and the department chair and/or college dean on a withdrawal petition. (Note: failure to attend does not cause students to be dropped from a course.) No refund is given.

Do not put a stop payment on a check to drop or withdraw from a course. This results in a financial obligation to SF State for the course fee, plus an additional $20 charge. Failure to withdraw officially from a course generates a failing grade of "F" or "WU".

Course Numbering System

000-099 Remedial (units do not count toward graduation)
100-299 Lower Division
300-699 Upper Division
700-899 Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
900-999 Joint Doctoral Courses

Maximum Units for Summer Session

Students may enroll in a maximum of 14 units of undergraduate coursework or 11 units of graduate coursework.

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